June 07, 2005

Photography Hacks...

Source: O'Reilly Digital Photography Hacks

You have seen those flattering professional photos with soft lighting. While you can achieve the same with softening or diffusion filters, these cost money. O'Reilly's Digital Photography Hacks explains a simpler way to achieve a similar effect.

A simpler way to achieve a similar effect is the use of a pantyhose. Stretch a piece of beige colored pantyhose in front of the lens & clamp it using a rubberband. The tension in the pantyhose will define the level of softness: the tighter the pantyhose, the milder is the effect. Take multiple shots at different tension levels; finally select the one that appeals the most to you.

5 Comments:

At 8:23 PM, Blogger Jeet said...

Kya baat hai.. backlog poora karne main lage ho kya.. :))

 
At 8:30 AM, Anonymous Sachin Nair said...

Maybe Nilesh can take a cue from those innovative hacks!!

 
At 10:23 AM, Blogger Dhar said...

Sachin Man...

Hello! For all you know, Nilesh might already be using quite a few of these hacks. :-))

How are things at your end? Last I spoke to Nilesh, he said you have moved away from Mumbai.

Cheers,
D.

 
At 7:30 PM, Blogger Nilesh said...

Hey, now, where do I get a pantyhose from? Is there anyone you know, having one? :-)

BTW, I did spend some money on a soft filter. Unfortunately its useless now.

Why? because I just bought a new DSLR! Some details & initial trials here.

 
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